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Questions tagged [motor]

An electrical actuator that converts electrical energy into rotational motion or sustained linear motion (linear motor). There are many types of electric motors. If the specific type of motor is known, it is helpful to use or add a more specific tag, such as dc-motor, brushless-dc motor or induction-motor.

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Using analog hall effect sensor with a non-inverting schmitt trigger

I have an analog hall effect sensor that I want to convert to digital by using a non-inverting schmitt trigger. The issue I am facing is that when I connect the output of the hall sensor to the ...
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What does 9 V mean in 9 V motor?

Does it mean that you need 9 V to make the motor start, or is this the max voltage before it is damaged?
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Motor/MOSFET Does NOT React To Input On Breadboard

So I have tried so many different variations on breadboard of this circuit but the motor seems to just be powered by the power rail on breadboard. It does not react to any change in the input and ...
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Sizing a motor for a conveyor

There is a plethora of information on motor sizing on the internet discussing the rated voltage, current, torque and power of the motor, and how these parameters should be selected based on the load ...
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15% drop in motor RPM when using PWM controller

I'm new to the forum and a total noob to electrical engineering. I have a 120W, 24V DC gear motor. Runs at ~200 RPM no load connected straight to a 24V power supply. However, when I connect it to ...
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Is it appropriate to use the TB6621 or DRV8871 motor driver for powering 12V 1 amp motors?

I'm looking to make an Arduino powered rock crawler with 4 motors (want independent control of each wheel, also need to reverse). I'm looking into buying 12V DC motors that seem to have about a 1A ...
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Synchronous motor high starting current

I have Danaher Motion SS451 (120V, 60 Hz, Single Phase, 72 RM, page 10 in manual below) synchronous motor that was consistently blowing a 3 amp fuse. I replaced it with 5 amp slow-blow fuse and ...
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Mechanical to electric to mechanical… Power loss to expect

I have a 3hp lawnmower engine. My engine hypothetical rpm range from 3k to 6k. If I was to connect it to a generator or motor with similar power rating at similar top rpm, lets say a 2000 watts ...
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Igus Motor Power Supply [on hold]

For my work I have to install a linear screw motor from the company Igus. It will be control with the constructor controller Dryve D1 (Dryve D1 Doc). I understood how to connect the motor, the ...
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DIY 3-phase fast linear actuator

I have a need for a FAST linear actuator of which I may control position and speed reliably. I have already been looking into pnuematics, however it does not seem that this will fit my needs (I am ...
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Modeling scalar control of PMSM

I have met with a scalar control algorithm for a permanent magnet synchronous motor. I haven´t heard about it before so I decided to develop a dynamic model to further analyze this control algorithm. ...
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Powering a 3 Phase 230VAC Motor with 28 12V Batteries wired in Series

Mechanical Engineering student here. I'm a part of a senior project team that trying to run a 40 HP 230 VAC three phase motor with a 40 HP VFD for a hydraulic pump. Our plan is to wire 28 Lead Acid ...
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How will electromotor intended for 460V be affected by working on an installation on 440V?

How will an electromotor 150HP, 2-pole, intended for 460V, 60Hz, 3510 RPM, 197 AMP be affected by working on an installation where 440V/60Hz is the voltage? With regards to number of revolutions and ...
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Thermistor motor protection relay for thermal protection

In some of my induction motors PTC thermistor is available for thermal protection which will be integrated to thermistor motor protection relay. There are three PTC thermistors connected in series in ...
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permanent magnet synchronous motor Lagrangian in qd0 frame

I'm trying to derive a symplectic model for a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) in the rotating qd0 reference frame using a geometric integrator. For that purpose, I need the discrete-time ...
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Why does shorting the phases of a BLDC motor cause it to lock?

Normally a motor can be locked by shorting its phases. When the motor is not connected and we short all the the three phase terminals (tie them together) and try to rotate the shaft it offers lot of ...
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How do I add a bipolar stepper motor to this circuit? [closed]

I have just started electronics at school and cannot find any tutorials on how to do this. I am creating a circuit that when the light intensity increases a bipolar stepper motor will step clockwise ...
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Motors for high precision application

I am designing a pan-tilt system. For pan system, we required overall tracking accuracy of 0.1° for given speed profile below. (Max tracking rate: 2 degree/sec, max acceleration: 0.15°/sec² and max ...
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H Bridge with NMOS issues

I am designing an H-Bridge for my arduino board to control a dc motor with PWM signals. I have a few issues with my design: There is a spike current of 120A the first miliseconds of my simulation and ...
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How can I test a DC car blower motor with an external resistor?

How can I test a DC car blower motor with an external resistor? (note that there is an existing question about testing DC motors, but the assumption there is that it has an internal resistor, and it ...
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Current limiting a starter motor

I'm planning to try to build an electric go-kart. My idea was to use a 12V starter motor from a car to power it, since used ones are fairly cheap and easy to get. (I already have 2 of them to ...
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How to run 200 RPM motor on 5V Relay using NodeMCU?

The following circuit comprises of NodeMCU (ESP8266) which is intended to run a 200 RPM johnson motor. The circuit comprises of 5V Relay connected via Darlington pair using transistors. The circuit is ...
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Induction Motor Switching Surge

I would like to ask a question related with induction motor Whenever I switch ON & OFF a motor, a small voltage (3-8 V) produced at the metal surface where the motor is attached. I figure out ...
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AC servo motor driver problem (new, more precise) [duplicate]

I was not precise in last question. My AC servo motor driver "panasonic MSDA023A1A" which I use on CNC cutting machine is started to display alarm code "Err_18", which stands for regenerative ...
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Question about AC servo motor driver

Does anyone know what means when AC servo motor driver displays error code for "regenerative discharge", and stops working. What this mean in practical situation. This happens from 1 to 10 minuts ...
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3-phase motor (hi-hp) fails on start, insulation was > 500 megohms. WHY? [closed]

This is a common situation in industry where the 3-phase motor has a resistive reactance fault (as small as 1% unbalance) PRIOR to start. Insulation has been subject to excessive heating but meets ...
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Is there any way to obtain linear or angular distance proportional to a voltage signal?

If we have a programmable arbitrary function generator as a voltage signal source and if we are able to output any waveform like a sine or exponential decay as output voltage versus time; how can this ...
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Permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) equivalent circuit

I am trying to model a PMSM (permanent magnet synchronous motor) in LTspice and in order to do so I need to form an equivalent circuit. Through some research I believe the circuit should be formed in ...
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Reduce EMI generated by old AC motor from an electric knife

I have an old electric knife (220V 50Hz) which seems to produce a lot of EMI. Some clues on that were a "bzzzz" noise from PC speaker I noticed sometimes when someone use it. Recently I bought a ...
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What if voltage is decreased for an electrical fan (DC Motor)

Will the speed of rotation decrease or increase? I have an idea of Lorentz Force and all that. Use P=VI and V=IR to explain this to me please. I can't understand what will be the outcome of decreasing/...
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How to reduce inrush current for DC Motor in boom barrier gate application?

I'm using 24V 25W 100RPM DC geared motor for boom barrier gate application.So I added an overload protection for that circuit but whenever the motor starts the inrush current is produced and it ...
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DC Motor Controller: hacking it bidirectional?

I just picked up two of these DC motor controllers (https://www.amazon.ca/Controller-Yeeco-Universal-0-01-1000W-Generator/dp/B00RZ97DDQ/ref=sr_1_10?dd=1QzB1w0bE3cxmYrmXew-NA%2C%2C&ie=UTF8&qid=...
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Calculate torque from current induced in a single phase of a 3 phase AC Induction servo motor

I'm looking to measure the torque or slip angle on an AC induction (asynchronous) servo motor given the current induced in one of its phases. The servo and drive is yaskawa. Example data is shown ...
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SVPWM for BLDC Motors: Switching Losses vs Neutral Point Voltage Swing/fluctuation

I am implementing a SVPWM (Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) scheme for a 3-phase inverter (3 H-bridges, nothing fancy) to control a BLDC Motor. Since one can choose which zero vectors (000 or 111)...
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Commutators and direction of current

I just read about commutators and their uses in motors and dynamos. While revising the topic I came across this question: According to me the answer should be (c). Because: In the above diagram of ...
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Grounding Multiple Devices

I am designing a motor controller with an Arudino, UBEC, and ESC. The Arduino will control Servo Motors and Brushless Motors. I want to make sure I understand how to hook up all the devices to avoid ...
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How to power two motor drivers and Raspberry Pi with one LiPo battery?

apologies in advance for the lengthy question. I'm working on creating a remote controlled rover. It is controlled by a raspberry pi, and driven by two MDD10A REV2.0 motor drivers (one for the left ...
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H bridge design for bipolar motor

I'm working on a dual H bridge for a bipolar stepper motor. I found these two designs. I would like to know which design would you guys recommend and why? and if there is any component that might be ...
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Inductor Machines: why is constant flux achieved before reaching nominal speed?

It is observed that an induction machine increases its voltage linearly before reaching its nominal speed. This is achieved due to the emf generated by the rotor movement. However, I find it ...
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What type of motor is this? (photo included)

I want to make this motor work, but I can't understand what type this is. I supplied 5V DC to the terminals, but it just kept buzzing and the coils were energized. It also had some kind of circuit, ...
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Converting 220v 50Hz to 110v 60Hz

I have a situation which I'm not sure how to handle. I've purchased an appliance from US. This appliance is powered by electric motor (175W) and then I realized I cannot use simple step-down converter ...
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There exists 110v/60Hz motors as well 220/50Hz ac motors rating, what determines the voltage of an electric motor?

I have seen the Toms question and answers for what determines the voltage of an electric motor? None of the answers not fulfilling. I was not able to comment to get clarify my doubt, so I’m posting ...
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PMSM dynamic model

I have been working on a dynamic model of the PMSM with surface mounted magnets and sinusoidal stator winding. I am little bit confused by formulas for the \$L_d\$ and \$L_q\$ inductances. I have ...
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PMSM control method

Is it possible to apply the so called scalar control or V/f control which is used for ACIM control also for PMSM control? I think no because of V/f control used for ACIM does not know current ...
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How to calculate how much wight a motor can lift? [duplicate]

I know it might be a naive question but am not really an electrical or a mechanical engineer, but am in a situation here and I need some help. I work in motorized rolling doors and I need to know how ...
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Particle Argon controlling 12V, using 3.7V LiPo

I am trying to control a 12V DC motor using a Particle Argon, powered by a 3.7V LiPo. To get 12V I am using this step up regulator, and to control the motor I am using this DC motor controller. I am ...
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Three phase AC machine

I have encountered a three phase ac machine whose name plate contains following information: Y/360 V/90 Hz/2,3 A. I don't know whether it is an induction machine or permanent magnet synchronous ...
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How to Design with an AC Motor for a Specific Acceleration Objective

How do I determine the power necessary to accelerate a pump to meet a specific change in demand? The design is a VFD driving a constant torque positive displacement pump with a varying capacity load. ...
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How to connect this 3 wire AC motor?

I have this NEW heat recovery unit from Amazon (shady quality, branded as made in UK but actually made in China) with this motor inside. It was supposed to have two speeds (Low/Hi). Question: How ...
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Unable to activate an Nmosfet gate with raspberry pi

So I've been trying to control a motor using a MOSFET transistor, where the gate is controlled by a raspberry pi. My circuit is wired as follow: The diodes represent the raspberry pi ground and gpio ...